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Old 12-22-2009, 03:47 PM   #1
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Forbes/OLPC announces the XO-3!

OLPC XO-3

Yep, the same people who bungled the OLPC and trashed the very concept of the OLPC XO-2 NOW announces the XO-3. They "hope" to release, or at least threaten such, by 2012. And for a mere $75!

Yeah. Right. Pull the other leg, it's got bells on!

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Old 12-22-2009, 05:19 PM   #2
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Old 12-22-2009, 05:29 PM   #3
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Old 12-23-2009, 10:00 AM   #4
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BBC News article here. It actually looks very nice.
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Old 12-23-2009, 11:22 AM   #5
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BBC News article here. It actually looks very nice.
Through the magic of case-mods and Photoshop, no doubt. C'mon... The XO-2 looked very nice - you haven't seen any floating around in customers hands now, have you?

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Old 12-23-2009, 11:34 AM   #6
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Wait what happened to the OLPC v2... with the dual two mode touch screens that was going to cost $100? Has that been released yet?

Why are they talking about v3?

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It's explained in the BBC News article I linked to, Bob.
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It's explained in the BBC News article I linked to, Bob.
Ok thanks. Guess I'll give it a read.

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Wait what happened to the OLPC v2... with the dual two mode touch screens that was going to cost $100? Has that been released yet?
They announced that they were scrapping plans for the XO-2, which included the new screen, etc. They are currently releasing a similar device to the original XO but with an upgraded processor instead.

The XO-3 is now their future "next generation" device. We'll see what comes of it. Last I heard, the company was having some serious financial problems, and had layed off about half their staff, etc. That's probably why the XO-2 was scrapped. They don't have the cash right now to support development of anything new, and are putting out an upgraded version of their current model because it's cheaper/easier to develop.
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